I kind of love having things to blog about during the week without the stress of trying to orchestrate exciting dinners, take pictures before the sun disappears, be witty and blog and still eat at a decent hour. All this while trying to maintain an early than the average bear bedtime. I know cooking dinner isn't supposed to be stressful, but, you know, the opposite. But unfortunately, these last few weeks, it has been, for whatever reason. And while I'm trying to get out of my slump, there can't be too much harm in enjoying the non-cooking for one more day, right?
Isn't it crazy how all of a sudden things become a chore, simply because you have to do them? I think that's what happened with this here, already, only 40 some-odd posts in. But now that I actually have two, count it 1-2!, recipes stored up in my backlog, it's as if the weight of the blogosphere has been lifted from my shoulders. Ok, maybe I exaggerate just a teensy bit, but maybe you also kinda know how I feel too. When you don't have to cook a new meal each night, suddenly you can't think of wanting to do anything more.
Garlicky Baked Fries
Inspired by Bon Appetit August 2011's San Francisco Garlic Fries
2-3 lbs Yukon Gold Potatoes
3 1/2 Tbsp. Canola Oil, divided
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4-1/2 tsp. Cayenne pepper (depending on your heat level)
4 cloves garlic, minced well